Canongate – “Glad I’m Free”


Scottish band Canongate entice with a lushly contemplative rock sound with the single “Glad I’m Free.” Mellow guitar twangs complement vocals in initial lament about being “caught in the rain”; this rainy-day contemplation combines alluringly with themes of freedom and expression.

The “goddamn, I’m glad,” sentiments enamor in their embrace of existence, with a title-bearing refrain engrossing into the finale, where dynamic guitar tones range from mellow trickling into a distortion-heavy raucousness. “Glad I’m Free” hooks firmly throughout, balancing serene textured engrossment with a hooky immediacy.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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